The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
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" THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANyTTncT”
y.ww b. W1ATHERS__President and Editor
g, ERNEST HOEY __Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM__ News EdUor
A. D. JAME® __________Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905. at the postoffice :
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that it is, and has been
©nr custom to charge live cents per line for resolutions of respect,
cards at thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
AVEDNESD'Y. JULY LM. 1H2D _
A young lady says she regretted very much In hill tier
father but that it juat had to be done. Flaming youth must
Once upon a time the troubles of the world were based
on the sun spots and now most of them arc based on spots
Some syndicate writer says that a man's best friends
are hi* teeth and his hair. That merely Roes to show the
truth of the old adage that even the best of friends must
part. , v
Of course the new money is considerably smaller, but
all of us can make just as big flourish with it and regret it
Just as badly after it is gone.
A Cleveland man has announced that hr is planning to
•wim to Detroit. It might be very embarassing to ask him
why be wants to make that trip.
Some local people got a fair idea last Monday id "what
Is ao rare as a day in June." except that the day in question
was about one month behind schedule. 5
Strange how celebrities can disappear from the scene so
completely and so quickly. For instance, who knows any
thing as to the whereabouts of Many Sinclair.
Of course they might not take it in very pleasant fash
ion, but th® United States could ship some of its second-hand
planes across the water and then there might be a chance
for some European flier to navigate the course over here.
SOUND, COMMON SENSE.
"THE ADDRESS DELIVERED to the grand jury here
^ Monday morning by Judge W. F. Harding is worthy of
th® consideration of all the parents of boys and young men
in this community. The jurist did not attempt to deliver
any moral lecture, but he directed attention to the fact that
the law prohibiting stores from selling cigarettes to minors
and the public from the practice of giving these cigarettes
to the young boys, is being flagrantly violated. It is not
probable that there is a town nr city in the entire Slate of
North Carolina where these cigarettes are not sold daily in
open violation of the law.
Just how much harm a cigarette does to live growing
boy may be problematical, but the fact remains that there
is a North Carolina law against this practice and it should
be enforced or repealed.
MIGHT PAY PROFITS.
AS SOME OF US GET a little older, we are prone to tliink
that conditions, particularly the weather conditions, are
changing. For instance, few of us remember that not many
years ago there were frequent severe hail storms and now it
is nothing unusual to hear of some farmer, and some group
of farmei’sr, losing their entire crop of corn or cotton as a re
sult of a severe hail.
It may, probably is, correct that the writer’s memory
Is at fault and that there were as many hail storms in the
pas as there are now but if so, time has dimmed them.
However, what we started out to say was that hail in
surance is a gbod thing for the people of this immediate sec
tion to have. It does appear that these hail storms are in
creasing in number, violence and intensity and the farmer
whose entire crop is completely wiped out in a few minutes
by a hail storm has very little to hope for during the re
mainder of that particular year.
The “town farmer” under which category the newspa
per editor must be catalogued, knows very little about the
coat of hail insurance and it might be so prohibitive that the
average farmer cannot afford to buy it, but if it spIIs at any
reasonable figure at all, il would appear from this distance
as being a very good investment indeed.
\ PUBLIC DUTY.
QURING THE PAST several Saturdays the public ot school
district No. 33, embracing the town of Shelby, has been
going to the registration precincts in satisfactory numblr
and obtaining certificates entitling them to vote on the ques
tion of issuing school bonds in the sum of $58,000 to retire
a certain deficit which has been accumulating over a period
* of years and at the same time, to wipe out the local pledge
made by patriotic citizens and under the terms of which it
was possible for the schools of the city to continue nine
months last year instead of only eight as had been feared.
It was praiseworthy for the taaxpayers of the city to
obtain these registration certificates, but if they are going
to be put to no use, the local citizen has done more harm
than good, since if taxpayer registers to vote and fails to do
ao, then his ballot would be counted against the issue.
It would be a deplorable catastrophe for Shelby and
thoaa other sections embraced in district 33 to fail in this re
spect. Asjs well known by all connected with the undertak
ing, when it became evident that the public schools would
W forced to close here last year at the end of eight months
instead of continuing for nine, unless financial aid could bej^
obtained from some source, more than 150 Shelby and Clev-j
eland county men signed a pledge that if the money were
borrowed and the schools continued for another month, they!
would cote for the bond issue and see that the money was j
repaid to. the banks responsible for making the loans.
The matter has now come to a show-down. The regis
tration books have .been dosed and it is no -longer possible.to
obtain the proper certificate entitling a person to vote in
this special election. The matter is squarely up to the peo
ple of the city and county who were willing to pledge their
words as good citizens that they would work for and support
the bond issue and see that the indebtedness is discharged. .!
Certainly the amount of money sought, is not a large
ope and'the .port ion collected from various individuals would
he small. Can Shelby and Cleveland county, as embraced in' i
school district T>, afford to repudiate a pledge given in all, J
The people re ponsible for the conduct of the schools did j
not have to believe the taxpayers of the district when they i
said that the loan would he repaid, hut they did believe them j
and the money was advanced with the result that the deficit I
was discharged and Shelby children were given one addition
al month of schooling, No individual profited from this
practice, unless the children themselvesdid, and certainly
few local citizens are going to begrudge the children what
ever additional value the one month was to them.
This is a matter for everycitizen in school district No.
35 to take up with his own conscience. This newspaper lias
never known the people of Cleveland and of Shelby to be
faithless to a trust, and there is.no reason to anticipate that
such a thing will occur next week, ,
The probability is that the bond issue is going to be ap-1
proved and that by a large majority and such is as il !i;>uld |
COMK OF I IIK PUBLIC Schools in this immediate section |
of tlic country have hit upon an unique scheme for en
deavoring to reduce the expenses of their school terms. They
realize that they haven't sufficient funds, with the increas-1
ed demands of larger buildings, better pay for teachers and
♦ he like, to continue their schools for a full nine months of
the year and therefore they have decided upon an experi
ment which may or may not prove to be successful.
They propose, in simple terms, to have the children at- :
tend school six days per week for eight months and figure j
that the extra day saved each week in the course of eight
months will make up for the one month missed and that sev
en months of schpol, if the children attend on Saturday just
as they do the other days of the week, will more than com
pensate for the last month.
On the face of it, this reasoning sounds logical, hut it is
hy no means sure that it will work out.
The children need a little hit of relaxation from their
hooks and studies, more than is provided by givi.ng them just I
Sunday, and in addition, many parents look to their child
ren, both boys and girls, to perform chores and labors on
Saturday not possible on the othpr days of the week.
The eight-month school term with a six-dav week may
work out very admirably, and frankly, this newspaper is
anxious to see it tried, hut it is to he hoped that, sonic coun
t.\ other than ( leveland will do the experimenting. If it is
found successful to operate six days per week for eight
months, then Cleveland can very well afford to give the plan i
a trial, but until this is done, il appears that Cleveland coun
ty schools will do very w|l to stick to the fivc-day-per-week i
and eight months term. That plan has been tried and is j
tested anil is known to be successful.
PLEASANT GROVE WILL
CLEAN OFF CEMETERY
AU people having relatives buried
at Pleasant Grove Baptist, church
are urged to meet Saturday morn
ing, July 27, to clean off the
church cemetery, it is hoped thr.t
ther" may be a largei attendance.
Twenty-two boys and girls in
Chatham county now have pure bred
dairy calves being cared tor under
thp 4-H plan.
E. L. Bryan of Durham court'y
has contracted to sell ■ his 3.000
bushel apple crop for $1 50 per
/""VNF, of these evenings, when
you re exhausted from the
heat, how would you like to sit
down to a dinner like this? An
ice-cold fruit cup, jellied chicken
and haul, a salad of crisp lettuce
with a stuffed tomato in aspic.
And, for dessert, a strawberry
aundae. Tempting, isn’t it?
All the real work ran be done'
In the morning. Then yourl .pn
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PARAGON’S JULY CLEARANCE SALE
Our Sale positively closes Saturday
Night. Store will be closed first pari
of the week to take inventory. Don’t
put off buying—You have until Sat
urday Night to take advantage ot
Ihcse special offerings.
$1.50 Full Fashioned
.■V bo lit 15 Dozen Cadei pure thread
silk hose that sell regularly for $1.50
can he bought this week at 98c pair.
Day in a supply. They’re good hose.
$12-50 Silk Dresses
Final Clear-Out Price
In closing our Sale Saturday Might we are ,
going to find our racks empty. Here’s what ‘
we are doing—right now—offering about .‘56
Silk Dresses that sold for $12.50 at $5.00 I
each. You can see them on display in our
(Our $19.50 Sellers)
You’ll find some very stunning frocks here
at this price. Not a big lot but all good styl
es and this season’s purchase. Various ma
terials and styles. Some have sleeves and
CLOSE OUT $1.00
.lust a few dozen of these Dollar House
Dresses to go at this
BUY GOOD FOOTWEAR
DURING THE SALE — WE SELL THE BEST ONLY—
You don’t have to buy cheap shoes now.
Just come to our shoe department and se
lect the best, it will not cost more than the
average cheaper kind.
A mighty fine opportunity to lay in a pair or two for
rainy days, school days or general use. The sale closes
(Regular $5.00 Seller*)
Tan and brown combination with
Kood quality crepe soles. Also
few white buck with crepe soles.
MATRIX AND DREW
All of our regular $10.00 Arch
footwear now priced $6.85. You
save $3.15 by buying now.
$8.75 PATENTS AND
These are dressy styles with
small, high heels. Made by Drew
BARGAIN TABLE FOOTWEAR
49c $1.95 $2.69 $2.95
We cannot begin to describe all the different styles
and kinds on our Bargain Tables. It's a grouping of all
odds and ends—off styles at prices sure to sell.
CHILDREN’S SCHOOL SHOES
Are All Marked Down
CLEARANCE SALE OF
Mens High Grade Shirts
“I wish I had seen these first” is what we often hear. Our shirts are high grade and
our prices are lowest. It will pay you well to lay in a supply during the sale.
Sizes 14 and 14£ Only
Formerly priced to $4.00.
All neck hand styles—and all small
Plain And Fancy
Neat stripes, light and dark ground?,
plenty'of good whites in this group. All
have attached collars.
HIGH GRADE SHIRTS
It' your bo.v is going off to college, here
is a shirt he'll not be ashamed to wear.
Neat collars, well made and very fine
Our K. & S. Dollar Hous
es and shirts arc all in*
eluded in this lot.
$ 1 *48 $1-95 $3.95
Tables are loaded with good trousers
and all marked down for Clearance.
JUST THREE MORE SALE DAYS — AND THE SALE CLOSES — VISIT
OUR STORE DAILY FOR WE ARE CONSTANTLY ADDING BARGAINS.
Paragon Dept. Store